Vseobshchiia stachki: Ispaniia, Bel'giia, Shvetsiia, Amerika, Frantsiia, Avstriia, Shveitsariia, Gollandiia, Italiia, Rossiia [General strikes: Spain, Belgium, Sweden, America, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Russia].; Biblioteka Russkago Proletarii

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Geneva: Izdanie G. A. Kuklina, 1903. 12mo (17 11.5 cm). Original side-stapled printed wrappers; 100, [4] pp. Hoover Institute duplicate stamp to wrapper. Publisher's catalog to wrappers and inside leaf. Wrapper lightly discolored; wrapper edges chipped; frequent underlining in pencil throughout, still good or better. This concise overview of general strikes taking place all over Europe in the first years of the twentieth century ends with a call to arms, anticipating the Russian Revolution of 1905. In conclusion, Posse writes: "We are closing our essay, but the story of the general strikes is only now beginning." Vladimir Posse (1864-1940) was a socialist (neo-communist) revolutionary, essayist and publisher. At the time of the pamphlet's publication, Posse was living in exile in Geneva and working closely with the Russian Proletarian Library. His later book, "The Theory and Practice of Proletarian Socialism," is devoted to the criticism of the dominant social democratic movements, with the elucidation of the basic tenets of neo-communism. With the stamp of the "B. I. Nicolaevsky Collection" to front wrapper and title page. Boris Nicolaevsky (1887-1966) was a Russian revolutionary (Menshevik) who lived in emigration starting in 1922. He amassed an important collection on the history of the revolutionary movement in Russia and sold the collection to the Hoover institution in 1963. No. 246 in the Souvarine and Bernshtein catalog (Dekker & Nordemann BV, 1980). Scarce in the trade.

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